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State of the Sparkle *001*

Yep... I know it's been a while. But there was Peanut's 1st Birthday, Halloween, and a whole whirlwind of stuff going on. In other words... I've been busy, and not always in the ways that I want to be!

But that's quite enough whining, right? Right.

I'm back to being an Apple Fangirl and I couldn't be happier to be home. I gave Android the good old college try and everything... really, I did. I'm back from the darkside and loving my iPhone. It doesn't have a name yet, but wow is it good to be home. And the camera? LOVING the way it captures some of my more tricky shades of polish. My camera camera doesn't like purples and teals, so it's nice to have something that photographs those hues accurately. (Happy Dance!)

On a side note, it's the first time in over a year that I haven't had a pink case on my phone. No real reason, other than I haven't found that purrrfect non-season specific hot pink. See here, here, or here for reference... :)

Of course, in the search for that particular color, I also found a bunch of other cases for my wishlist. And when I say a bunch, it's way more than a few... and oddly, none of them are pink. Huh.

Last Friday marked the start of NaNoWriMo, and I'm officially participating. Yep, that's another thing that's been taking up my time! Fair warning that for the rest of the month, my existence might be a little sparse over here. I'm really trying to finish this year! In case you haven't heard of it... NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month... 30 Days of Writing to end up with 50,000 words. It's basically a kick in the butt to get you writing with all kinds of support from other kindred souls.

And remember that No Buy I started?

I'm actually doing REALLY well. No seriously... I haven't violated my rules, or used up any of the Treats of Christmas so far! It's been tough... there are SO many holiday polishes coming out, it's not even funny!!! That's not to say that I haven't gotten a few polishes within the rules. Mr. Sparkle was nice enough to buy me some from Gap. I definitely dug them out of a bin, because, well, have you seen Bright Pool? Plus, they were 50% off!

Other than that, I had a giftcard for CVS, so when they stocked the Revlon Parfumerie display, I was finally able to get my greedy little hands on Ginger Melon, Chocolate Truffle, and Lime Basil.

I'm wearing Lime Basil right now, and I'm REALLY loving this shade. It's Day 2, and the scent has completely faded, but the color is definitely still going strong. It would actually be a nice color for an iphone case, now that I think about it...

So, that's pretty much what's being going on around Chez Sparkle lately. What's been going on in your neck of the woods?


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